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MS Access 2003: Form Introduction

This MSAccess tutorial explains the purpose of a form in Access 2003 (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).

What is a form?

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A form is an Access object. It generally serves three purposes:

  1. To allow users to perform data entry. Data can be inserted, updated, or deleted from a table using a Form object.
  2. To allow users to enter custom information, and based on that information perform a task. For example, you may want to ask a user for parameters before running a report.
  3. To allow users a method of navigating through the system. For example, you may create a form where a user can select a form to load, a report to run, etc.

Within your Access database, you can view all of your form objects in the Database Window. See below.

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